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Windows 7: RC1 as main OS

05 May 2009   #1
Rosco997

Windows 7
 
 
RC1 as main OS

I have a HP DV2550se laptop....
Wanted to install RC1.. but didnt wanna go thru the process of making a partition, and dual boo, etc...
How bad would it be as a main OS?
I mainly use Photoshop CS3 and Cinema 4D as programs outside the usual internet programs, and msn messenger and winamp.


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05 May 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

How bad would it be? I recommend it highly. It runs flawless here for everything. The only reason I triple boot with Vista and XP is because I want to. I really have no need for either any longer.
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05 May 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I'm using it as my main OS ... I love it!
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05 May 2009   #4
Wiisper

windows 7 build 7600
 
 

Im using w7 as main OS since the first beta came out.

,Wiisper
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05 May 2009   #5
Blongs

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a dual boot Vista/Win7 but find that I almost never boot to Vista anymore. Win7 has been solid with all my apps so far. I'm lovin it.
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05 May 2009   #6
Rosco997

Windows 7
 
 

Awesome, thanks guyz..
Now lets say I did instal the 1st beta in a small partition (8GB) and obviously thats useless now.
So to install RC i need to do a clean swipe, ... how can i delete both Vista and the Beta? i tried formating the drive where I installed 7 previously... but every time i boot up my laptop, it shows Windows 7 and Windows Vista in the OS selection screen :S
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05 May 2009   #7
seano

7x86 7260, 7x86 7264
 
 

I binned Vista at build 7077 - now on RC1...Been my main OS on my home machine and laptop since 7077 - lovin it! No issues at all!!!!!
Fandabbydozzie!
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05 May 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rosco997 View Post
Awesome, thanks guyz..
Now lets say I did instal the 1st beta in a small partition (8GB) and obviously thats useless now.
So to install RC i need to do a clean swipe, ... how can i delete both Vista and the Beta? i tried formating the drive where I installed 7 previously... but every time i boot up my laptop, it shows Windows 7 and Windows Vista in the OS selection screen :S
Hello Rosco,

I use Windows 7 RC as my main OS as well and had not had any problems with it.

From your Windows 7 installation DVD, you can select to do a custom install and delete all partitions listed to wipe it all out and start fresh again. This can help show you more on this to.

Clean Install Windows 7
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05 May 2009   #9
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

i got dual boot with vista only reason is tv tuner card driver is not available in win 7!!!
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05 May 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ive been using Win7 as main OS since the beta release. If you are worried about some compatibility issues, you could always download the new Virtual XP.
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